Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-10-06. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definition of collection agency
  •  (1) In this section, collection agency means a person, other than an employee of a department, who

    • (a) carries on the business of collecting debts for other persons; and

    • (b) is registered or licensed as a member of the legal profession or as a collector of debts in the province in which the person carries on the business of collecting debts.

  • Marginal note:Payment to collection agency

    (2) Subject to the direction of the Treasury Board, fees or commissions may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to a collection agency for the collection of any amount that was owed to

    • (a) Her Majesty in right of Canada; or

    • (b) Her Majesty in right of a province on account of taxes payable to that province and that, pursuant to an agreement, Canada is authorized to collect on behalf of the province.

  • 1991, c. 24, s. 5.

 [Repealed, 1999, c. 26, s. 20]

Marginal note:Charges for services or use of facilities
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board,

    • (a) by regulation prescribe the fees or charges to be paid for a service or the use of a facility provided by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada by the users or classes of users of the service or facility; or

    • (b) authorize the appropriate Minister to prescribe by order those fees or charges, subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Amount not to exceed cost

    (2) Fees and charges for a service or the use of a facility provided by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada that are prescribed under subsection (1) or the amount of which is adjusted under section 19.2 may not exceed the cost to Her Majesty in right of Canada of providing the service or the use of the facility to the users or class of users.

  • Marginal note:By whom payable

    (3) For greater certainty, users includes

    • (a) Her Majesty in right of Canada, other than a department; and

    • (b) Her Majesty in right of a province.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 19;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 6.
Marginal note:Charges for rights and privileges

 The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board,

  • (a) by regulation prescribe the fees or charges to be paid for a right or privilege conferred by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada, by means of a licence, permit or other authorization, by the persons or classes of persons on whom the right or privilege is conferred; or

  • (b) authorize the appropriate Minister to prescribe by order those fees or charges, subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified by the Governor in Council.

  • 1991, c. 24, s. 6.
Marginal note:Adjustment of amounts
  •  (1) A regulation or order under section 19 or 19.1 may prescribe rules for the adjustment, by such amounts or ratios as are referred to in the regulation or order, of the amount of the fee or charge, for such period as is specified in the regulation or order, but no such rules may provide for the consideration of any factors of adjustment that are not specified in the rules.

  • Marginal note:Notice of adjusted amount

    (2) Notwithstanding that a regulation or order provides for the adjustment of the amount of a fee or charge for a period, its amount for the period is equal to its amount for the immediately preceding period unless the appropriate Minister, before the beginning of the period, publishes a notice in the Canada Gazette specifying the adjusted amount and the manner in which it was determined.

  • 1991, c. 24, s. 6.
Marginal note:Regulations subject to other Acts

 Regulations and orders under sections 19 and 19.1 are subject to the provisions of any Act of Parliament relating to the service or the use of the facility, or to the right or privilege, but, for greater certainty, may be made even though an Act of Parliament requires the provision of the service or facility or the conferral of the right or privilege.

  • 1991, c. 24, s. 6.
Marginal note:Return of deposits
  •  (1) Where money is received by a public officer from any person as a deposit to ensure the doing of any act or thing, the public officer shall hold or dispose of the money in accordance with regulations of the Treasury Board.

  • Marginal note:Return of money

    (2) Where money is paid by any person to a public officer for any purpose that is not fulfilled, the money may, in accordance with regulations of the Treasury Board, be returned or repaid to that person, less such sum as in the opinion of the Board is properly attributable to any service rendered.

  • Marginal note:Return of non-public money

    (3) Money paid to the credit of the Receiver General that is not public money may be returned or repaid in accordance with regulations of the Treasury Board.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 14.
Marginal note:Money received for special purpose
  •  (1) Money referred to in paragraph (d) of the definition public money in section 2 that is received by or on behalf of Her Majesty for a special purpose and paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for that purpose, subject to any statute applicable thereto.

  • Marginal note:Interest

    (2) Subject to any other Act of Parliament, interest may be allowed and paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund in respect of money to which subsection (1) applies, in accordance with and at rates fixed by the Minister with the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 15.
Marginal note:Money paid in respect of proceedings in Parliament

 Where the Senate or House of Commons, by resolution or pursuant to any rule or standing order, authorizes a refund of public money that was received in respect of any proceedings before Parliament, the Receiver General may pay the refund out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • R.S., c. F-10, s. 16.
Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this section,

    other debt

    autre dette

    other debt means any amount owing to Her Majesty, other than a tax or penalty or an amount in respect of which subsection 24.1(2) applies; (autre dette)

    penalty

    pénalité

    penalty includes any forfeiture or pecuniary penalty imposed or authorized to be imposed by any Act of Parliament for any contravention of the laws relating to the collection of the revenue, or to the management of any public work producing tolls or revenue, notwithstanding that part of such forfeiture or penalty is payable to the informer or prosecutor, or to any other person; (pénalité)

    tax

    taxes

    tax includes any tax, impost, duty or toll payable to Her Majesty, imposed or authorized to be imposed by any Act of Parliament. (taxes)

  • Marginal note:Remission of taxes and penalties

    (2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister, remit any tax or penalty, including any interest paid or payable thereon, where the Governor in Council considers that the collection of the tax or the enforcement of the penalty is unreasonable or unjust or that it is otherwise in the public interest to remit the tax or penalty.

  • Marginal note:Remission of other debts

    (2.1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, remit any other debt, including any interest paid or payable thereon, where the Governor in Council considers that the collection of the other debt is unreasonable or unjust or that it is otherwise in the public interest to remit the other debt.

  • Marginal note:Remission may be partial, etc.

    (3) A remission pursuant to this section may be total or partial or conditional or unconditional and may be granted

    • (a) before, after or pending any suit or proceeding for the recovery of the tax, penalty or other debt in respect of which the remission is granted;

    • (b) before or after any payment of the tax, penalty or other debt has been made or enforced by process or execution; and

    • (c) with respect to a tax or other debt, in any particular case or class of cases and before the liability therefor arises.

  • Marginal note:Form of remission

    (4) A remission pursuant to this section may be granted

    • (a) by forbearing to institute a suit or proceeding for the recovery of the tax, penalty or other debt in respect of which the remission is granted;

    • (b) by delaying, staying or discontinuing any suit or proceeding already instituted;

    • (c) by forbearing to enforce, staying or abandoning any execution or process on any judgment;

    • (d) by the entry of satisfaction on any judgment; or

    • (e) by repaying any sum of money paid to or recovered by the Receiver General for the tax, penalty or other debt.

  • Marginal note:Conditional remission

    (5) Where a remission is granted pursuant to this section subject to a condition and the condition is not fulfilled, the tax, penalty or other debt may be enforced, or all proceedings may be had, as if there had been no remission.

  • Marginal note:Effect of remission

    (6) A conditional remission, on fulfilment of the condition, and an unconditional remission have effect as if the remission were made after the tax, penalty or other debt in respect of which it was granted had been sued for and recovered.

  • Marginal note:Customs and excise

    (7) No tax paid to Her Majesty on any goods shall be remitted by reason only that, after the payment of the tax and after release from the control of customs or excise officers, the goods were lost or destroyed.

  • Marginal note:Effect of remission

    (8) Where a penalty imposed by any law relating to the revenue has been wholly and unconditionally remitted pursuant to this section, the remission has the effect of a pardon for the offence for which the penalty was incurred, and thereafter the offence has no legal effect prejudicial to the person to whom the remission was granted.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 23;
  • 1991, c. 24, ss. 7, 50(F);
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 102(F).
 
Date modified: